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Another change of plans with Hastings bridge - no closures planned for this weekend

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There has been a change of plans with the upcoming move of the main span for the new Hastings bridge.

That change means there will be no closure of the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings this weekend.


Here is the revised schedule for the project:

• Early Friday morning, Sept. 7, crews will roll the 545-foot main span out onto the river.

During that time, boat traffic on the river will be shut down. The channel should reopen by Saturday afternoon or evening.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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